Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer was absolutely amazing. I had the 8 and it was delicious. After tasting this beer I felt like touching myself; It was that good. It was too cold when poured so I had to wait a few minutes to truly enjoy the essence of this beer. Once the wait was over the flavors and true colors of this beer came out. It is a must have!
onystrom (1329) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber/brown color with great head. Powerfull flavor sweet and with a strong alcoholic aftertaste. Itís very strong and I actually liked it better at a low temperature.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The 11 oz. bottle poured a cloudy (it was bottle conditioned), dark reddish brown beverage with small fizzy white head that did not last long (probably due to the high alcohol warmth) and left very little lacing on the glass. The aroma was quite sweet and fruity dominated by banana with notes of raspberry, plum and assorted dried fruits. The body was quite full with lively carbonation and a smooth somewhat oily texture. The flavor started off quite sweet with berries coming out on the side and back of the tongue. The finish was long with a decided alcohol warmth and the sweetness persisted.
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, taste-wise: instant smiles. Big flavours, similar to the 8 but richer, and warmer going down (courtesy of its well hidden alcohol content). deservedly well renowned beer, didnít knock me completely off my feet like i thought it might. still thoroughly reccommended!
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a dark cloudy brown with a very small head that rimmed the glass. At first it was too cold and the flavor was masked but as it warmed I realized this was one of the best beers in the world. The alcohol was very strong but it was a good strong. This was very malty and did not have much hop flavor at all. There was flavor of dark fruits and a wine like taste. I could drink this everyday if it wasnt so expensive.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Re-rate; 11/25/2007 - Heavy; about sums it up. Alcohol is too pronounced, too much, too much.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark brown color, with a very lasting white head. a coffee and fruity smell, and taste. very good overall.
thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice dark brown color with a thick lasting head. This beer glazed the entire glass. Smooth rich taste of malt and fruits. Excellent finish one of the best beers Iíve had. Classic trappist I loved this beer.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What can be said about this beer that hasnít been said a thousand times before? Well, not much. This is a fantastic beer and if one can wrap their brain (and tongue) around the complexities of this beer then you are surely that much further on your way to a better place. The aroma was multitudes of dark fruit and chocolate and toffee and brown sugar. The appearance was beautiful to look at as it was incredibly dark (stout like?) with little light passing thru but what did was a deep purlple, almost eggplant like purple to it. The taste is almost liquer like, with a sweetness to match the dark fruity-spicyness that is velvety soft on the tongue. Another beer that Iím happy to be able to purchase at any time, pretty much anywhere around I live.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark color with a long lasting head. Aromas of dried fruit and berries. Rich and full taste, alcohol quite present. Sweet, but not overly so. No hops whatsoever